The Nigeria LINKS Programme is a £67.5m, seven-year programme funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office. It seeks to support the development of a vibrant and diversified economy in the three key northern Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, collectively acting as a powerful engine of northern economic growth. LINKS will raise the incomes of at least 3,000,000 people in northern Nigeria, support the creation of 100,000 full time equivalent jobs, and contribute to a 15% rise in potentially taxable private sector revenues.
SDDirect leads the work on gender and inclusion, working in consortium with Coffey TetraTech, KPMG, Dalberg, Phillips Consulting and IFC. Our team has developed a GESI and disability inclusion strategy for the programme, as well as designed and delivered online training on disability inclusion and a disability inclusion guide tailored to LINKS areas of activities and to the context of North Nigeria.